The Omega Cage (Matador, #4)
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The Omega Cage (Matador #4)

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Sentenced for a crime he didn't commit, Dain Maro has been incarcerated in the Omega Cage--a prison located on an isolated planet and housing the scum of the galaxy.
Escape was supposed to be impossible, but the Omega Cage has never had to contain the likes of Dain Maro before.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Ace
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Scott Rachui
This book is not strictly a part of the core Matadors series by Steve Perry. Yes, it contains some of the same characters, and the events in this book are referenced once or twice in the main Matadors storyline. But this is more of an aside which happens in the main universe, and skipping it won't detract from the Matadors novels (which start with The Man Who Never Missed).

Having said that, this is a truly wonderful novel. It's about a man who is wrongly accused of a crime and imprisoned on a pl...more
D.M. Dutcher (Sword Cross Rocket)
Dull, cliched prison planet novel with little explanation and no life to it.

Dain Maro is some sort of mystic who gets jailed in a prison planet for a reason they don't say much about. He meets the usual crew and tries to escape, striving against usual prison planet monsters and a usual prison planet warden who for some reason tries to capture them himself. It's a co-ed prison, so you have the resident albino sex object (whose reason for being there is also not given: why would they convict her o...more
Andrew Herbert
I'm not sure how this is a 'Matador' book except that it's set in Perry's 'universe'. Schlocky soft-core porn elements aside, it's a decent story. Cartoon characters, but an engaging plot. Standard for Perry. If you love his stuff, you'll like this book. It's modern pulp sci-fi.
This is a prison break story set in the same universe as the Matador trilogy.

Dain Maro is a Black Market operative who is framed by business partners in the criminal underworld for a crime he did not commit. He is sent to the Confed's most secure prison, the Omega Cage where he encounters Juete who is languishing as the cruel warden's sex slave. The two plan an escape from this escape proof prison. Once outside the prison they face Warden Stark and his merciless hunting machines, a killer desert...more
Jun 02, 2010 Jamie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jamie by: Tiffany Vincent
Shelves: sci-fi
Meh. This was recommended to me and though some of the characters were interesting, not enough depth was given of the "world" or characters themselves to really give a solid connection with. It was a short read, though, and I think that was the main problem. With a story like this, it needs a bit more substance to envelope the reader in a time and place so different than our own.
Although this one isn't a huge outlier in the series, it's not as interesting as the first 3. We do get a little bit of backstory on Juete, which is nice though.
Eric Moreno
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Edward Rosenfeld
Great story....
Matadora series corollary; provides ref for Bro. Death esp.
Start of Summer 1990
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Thomas Jenner
One of the greats!
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